Very good, reliable, comfortable basic truck. Kind of like pick-up trucks used to be. Not a huge, oversize gas and road hog. Wife says most comfortable seat she has been in. Gas mileage is great, always high 20's to 30.
This truck was built with for quality making it affordable and reliable. I use it for my landscaping business and it has never failed me the past 8 months; it has not been in the shop for a single mechanical defect! Comfortable and enough power, but still gets about 21 MPG. This truck is my first car and I would advise anyone who wants a truck for work, buy a Ford, you wont be sorry.
A good truck that is built tough, yet affordable for a 16 year old.
Nice looking truck - one problem I have
noticed, and it is wilh all 2000 Ford
vehiles. The outside weatherstripping
around the windows has "mildew" growing
in/on it - every single Ford I see of
this age has this problem. I keep my
vehicles immaculate, so I consider this
to be a nuisance. The truck is fun to
drive, and with an overdrive
transmission gets pretty good fuel
mileage. Plugs are easy to change, as
is oil, filter and air filter.
Some "squekiness" on start up - sounds
like a belt slipping, but I can't
figure out where the slip is. Biggest
problem - OE tires are junk - Goodyear
which develop knots in them just for
fun, I guess. Ride is good.
I got this truck used for $7400
because of some hail damage. It had
only 27,000 miles. The first day I had
it it leaked oil. Off it went to the
ford dealer cause it still had
warranty. After that I have had no
problems. I have the 2.3L I4 with the
automatic. It is not fast but it
handles awesome and the brakes are
great. This is my first vehicle.